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Use this tag for questions about the Stack Exchange sign-up procedure. You can sign up with email/password or a supported login provider.

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Why is Stack Overflow preventing signup with an invalid password message when the password meets the specified requirements?

I was trying to sign up for a Stack Overflow account and it refused to accept my password that had letters, numbers, and symbols, with an error message Password must contain at least 1 letter and 1 ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

Over the last couple of months, we’ve conducted several experiments surrounding some changes to the sign-up flow on Stack Overflow, all of which we’ve successfully graduated in some fashion on Stack ...
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"Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error when joining communities, what can I do?

What can I do when I repeatedly over a long time get the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error when trying to join a community? (I tried either Law and law.meta and both gave the same error. ...
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Can't register: "No user found with matching email"

I wanted to create a sock puppet account this morning, but it just seems impossible. I receive the emails after the initial registration just fine, and when I click the link, I get to a page with a ...
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Finish registration notice doesn't look designed right

Being an unregistered user, you can proceed with finishing the registration. In this case, you will see the same page as in a normal registration, but with a misaligned notice above: Notice states: ...
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Stop telling Tor users to contact support for registration, if their request will be dismissed anyway

When Tor-users try to sign up, they consistently get this error message: Something went wrong. Please contact us at [email protected] for assistance. update: somewhere between 30 ...
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Can't join Area 51 discussions

I want to join the Area 51 (Stack Exchange site) Discussion Zone community. But when I click the "join this community", the page displays a message: Completing log in to Area 51. You will ...
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Can you be IP address-banned from registering?

Sometimes when I tried to use Tor for privacy to sign up, I would get a message along the lines of You cannot register at this time. If this error persists contact us. Given that this error can ...
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Unable to translate "Signup" displayed during site maintenance

I can't find the string to translate "Signup" displayed during site maintenance: Moreover, the tail part of sentence is present as a separate string: https://ru.traducir.win/strings/6317 ...
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"You cannot register at this time" when trying to join a new Stack Exchange site

When I try to join a new site, I get the following error: You cannot register at this time. If you continue to find this error, contact us. I clicked the Contact Us link and filled out that form, ...
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Joining the TeX Stack Exchange site gives an OpenID error

I note that OpenID support was discontinued in 2018 (but some loose ends are still being tidied?). On joining TeX - LaTeX by clicking through from my network profile on stackexchange.com, upon ...
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Why doesn't Ask Ubuntu let me share my Stack Overflow login?

On any other site in the Stack Exchange network, if I try to sign up it offers to use my existing Stack Overflow login. I've used this feature many times; the upside is that you get an immediate 100 ...
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Missing period in confirm new account dialogue

The following sentence in the Confirm your new account dialogue (this is when you visit a site on the network where you don't have an account and click "Join this community") should end with ...
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Can't sign up into Area 51

I wanted to propose a new site, so I went to https://area51.stackexchange.com/ If I click on the link "Propose a new technology site" then it shows: Area 51 >> Login Error Unable to ...
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A registration error occurs when I try to register a new Stack Exchange account while being on the page of a migrated question

I posted this question on Economics Stack Exchange. The moderators there didn't think it belonged there and migrated the question to Worldbuilding Stack Exchange instead. I didn't have a Worldbuilding ...
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Can't sign up for philosophy.meta.stackexchange.com

I've already signed up for philosophy.stackexchange.com and that works. I feel the meta site would be more fitting for my question though. From what I see there are three ways of signing up. Through ...
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Not all sign up buttons are grayed out in maintenance mode

When the site is in read-only mode, the 'Sign up' button in the navigation bar is grayed out because it doesn't work. Could that be extended to the button in the 'welcome anonymous user' banner? (...
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How can one remove the "Accept all cookies" and "sign up" popups so that they don't appear on SE pages saved on web.archive.org?

Example:
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iOS Stack Exchange app bug: unable to create new account [duplicate]

Error message: “The app submitted an invalid request. Please let us know on Meta.” As requested, I am letting you all know here on Meta. Steps to reproduce: Install iOS app Tap “Sign Up” Tap “Sign up ...
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Perhaps do not oblige users to read and understand your privacy policy and cookies policy?

I finally reached the end of the processing of your terms and conditions. They are quite long, although they do have the advantage of applying to several useful sites. One possible improvement, is to ...
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How can I switch an account using Google accounts? [duplicate]

How can I switch the account when using two Google accounts? Note that I have visited this, How do I change my login provider(s)? and How can I link two Google accounts to one Stack Exchange account?. ...
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Signing up during answer post can cause (partial) loss of answer [duplicate]

I just typed out an answer to a site on the SE network I did not use before (linguistics). After completing, I clicked on 'sign in' > 'sign in with google' to leverage my network account that has ...
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Area51 site says "no user found" if I press register button

I have create an account from "sign up" button in the Area51 site but when I try to connect me to Area51 site it says "No user found". I have followed a topic that interest me and seems it have ...
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Improved experience when joining a new community

I noticed a few things that are sub-optimal when joining a new community. When you are creating a new profile on a site with an existing network profile, the default behavior is to apply a display ...
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Signing up just doesn’t work on per-site metas on mobile web, but redirects correctly responsive/desktop

Ok this is weird: I was on Computer Science Meta. I wanted to make an account. So I clicked “sign up”, taking me to http://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup?ssrc=site_switcher&returnurl=...
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Attempt to signing up for meta sites via Google or Facebook leads to a 404 page

In browser private mode opening any meta site (in case of existing the main site) allows you to sign up. For instance SO.meta: On the following page you can choose Google or Facebook as an ...
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Answer draft is lost if you click to sign up

When writing an answer on a site where you don't have an account or are not logged in, below the answer entry textbox are options to create an account or continue as guest by providing a nickname and ...
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How do I sign up for Area 51 when I get a completing redirect page?

I want to sign up for Area 51 however, I always get stuck with this page, is their something that can be done about this? Is there something I am missing? I want to propose a new site but ...
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Changing the picture to Identicon/uploaded picture doesn’t change the picture during sign-up process

Changing the profile picture to Identicon or uploading a new picture doesn’t change the picture in corresponding block (on the right hand side of “change picture” button) during sign-up process:
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Sign up started from mobile web doesn’t allow to upload the profile picture

Actually there’s no mobile view Sign Up page, but if you started sign up process from mobile version of site there’s no option to upload the profile picture. It looks weird. Just spot the difference: ...
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Add a whitespace before the provider icon

The message in register new account dialog using 3d-party provider has no whitespace before the provider's icon: I think this should be fixed.
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Bad combination of colors for text and background on Sign up button

Just open MSE (or any other SE site) in private mode to see the ugly color-combination: Same for the achivements-popup. BTW don't forget about long standing colors issue in chat.
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Why would someone signing up for Travel want to subscribe to news from Stack Overflow?

I just happened to notice this checkbox option in the sign-up page on Travel: It seems odd to have an option to sign up for Stack Overflow emails when the site has nothing to do with Stack Overflow. ...
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Cannot sign up to Area 51 [duplicate]

I cannot sign up to Area 51. The error is Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: An unexpected error occurred while logging in. It's not you, it's us. This is our fault. Detailed information ...
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Registration messages unification

If you try to add post to favorites, you will see this message: But if you try to vote on post, you'll see this: Could we unify this messages?
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404 error when (re)creating account from the "account deletion completed" page

When you delete one of your profiles, you end up at this page: https://stackoverflow.com/users/delete/completed After clicking the blue 'Join this community' button in the top bar, you'll reach the ...
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Allow Users with Starting Bonus to Upvote/Comment on any Site Without Signing Up for That Site

I'm sure it's happened to you: you're browsing Stack Overflow, when you see that amazingly tempting HNQ in the corner. You click on it, and have an immediate urge to comment/upvote. You click the ...
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Page not found error when joining SciFi SE [duplicate]

Today while I browsed around the SE sites I found an interesting answer on SciFi Meta SE. The answer can be found here if relevant. Since I don't have an account there yet I was prompted to sign up or ...
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No margin for “Sign Up” button

It seems there should be a margin for “Sign Up” button in the top bar: To see that just open a SE site in browser private mode.
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How can I find suggested edits from before account creation?

As an anonymous user, I made a suggested edit on Server Fault. Something came up suggesting creating an account to save the reputation. I clicked it, registered and confirmed by the emailed link. I ...
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Completed sign-up on another device [duplicate]

I posted a question on CS without having created an account. I then started the procedure to sign-up, but finished it by clicking on the link in the email from another device. Problem is, the question ...
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Unusual behavior logging in to stackexchange.com only (not other SE sites) [duplicate]

When I am logged in to one SE site, then type the url for another derivative SE site in a new tab, I'm already logged in there as usual. However, when I type stackexchange.com I see the page not ...
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Pick up photo within registration not working at all

There is an option to pick up photo during registration: But if I click on Pick a photo button, then instead of dialog of selecting photo some strange block is shown: Screencast on Youtube
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SignUp throws error in StackExchange.com for the non logged-in user

After the top bar changes in the StackExchange.com, when a non logged-in user click the Sign Up button, instead of navigating to the corresponding page it displays the openid related code in the ...
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Text on Sign Up button is not aligned for localized sites

Text on "Sign Up" button is not aligned horizontally for localized sites: Stack Overflow in Portuguese Stack Overflow in Spanish Stack Overflow in Russian Русский язык Stack Exchange For ruSO ...
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Is there way to register all Stack Exchange Sites in a single click?

Is there way to register all Stack Exchange Sites with a single click, instead of joining each and every site?
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Sign-up verification email being sent in Markdown

I just signed up for an account and I received an email in unparsed Markdown, which my client does not understand: You're almost done! [Click here to complete your registration](https://math....
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Link in sign up hung

I have Google account connected already. But when I go with sign-up and click on Google sign-in, it hangs. App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: Sony Device Model: E2363 OS Version: 6.0.1 (...
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Different tooltip text for Sign Up tab

On the page https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup tooltip for Sign Up tab says (emphasis is mine): Sign up to {SiteName} Same tab on the page https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/account-...
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Signup email link doesn't work when your name is... unusual

I tried to register an account with the name ௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵...
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